PM to inaugurate two new Biman aircraft

Staff Correspondent

12 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PM to inaugurate two new Biman aircraft

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to formally inaugurate the two new aircraft – ‘Akash Tori’ and ‘Shwetbalaka’ of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Sunday.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the second and third Dash 8-400 aircrafts virtually at the VIP Terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, said a press release of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

The Dash-8 aircraft were purchased on a government-to-government deal from Canada.

Prime Minister named the three aircraft.  The new 74-seat Dash 8-400 aircraft is built by De Havilland, a well-known Canadian aircraft manufacturer.

It is equipped with eco-friendly and advanced facilities like HEPA filter technology that completely purifies the air inside the aircraft in just four minutes.

These three brand new aircraft have been added to Biman’s fleet to expand its operation in short range including domestic and South Asian destinations.

With the new planes, the number of Biman aircrafts has increased to 20, including four Boeing 777-300ERs, four Boeing 787-8s, two Boeing 787-9s, six Boeing 737s and four Dash 8-400s.